Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Night Before Christmas...

This is parody of Clement Clarke Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" -

We hope that you all enjoy the humor and that all our friends, family members, Dogs With Blogs Community, Labs4Rescue group and every friend of animals near and far have a very happy holiday and a joyous New Year. With love and best wishes, Dory and Liza

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town,
Not a puppy was barking, not even Dory our clown;

The doggie stockings were hung from the mantle with care,
In hopes that Santa Claus soon would be there;

The puppies were snuggled all warm in their dog beds,
With visions of rawhide treats dancing in their heads;

And Chris in his PJs and I in my wrap,
We had all settled in for a long winter's nap,

When out on the front yard there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a bird,
To opened the window to see what I had heard.

The moon on the edges of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster and shine of mid-day to objects below,

When, I spied something to out there – I was agog,
A sleigh, and eight furry bloggers all of them some kind of dog,

With a little old driver, so lively and attentive to dog paws,
I knew in a moment it must be Santa Claus.

More rapid than eagles his doggies they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Buster! now, Opy! now, Joe and Boo!
On, Comet! on Marvin! on, Maggie and BLU!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the house!
Now dash away! dash away! And be as quiet as a mouse!"

So up to the house-top the dog bloggers they flew,
With the sleigh full of chew toys, and Santa too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
Some jingling and pawing and a definite doggie woof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Santa Claus came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
It was PETA approve fake fur covered in soot;

A bundle of chews and squeaky toys he had stuffed in his sack,
And he looked PETCO salesman just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the puppy stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his doggies gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."


Joe Stains said...

awe man this was GREAT!! I would love to haul santa around, imagine what great gifts you would get!!!

Marvin The Dog said...

Wow! Liza and Dory, that was truly "awesome poetry". loved it so much, you are so clever, and I am honoured to have my name mentioned!

Take care, Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays and as a Scotsman Doggie, Have Yourselves a Guid New Year!

love and licks Marvin x

and Jeannie too xxxxxx

Maggie said...

That was too cool! Thank you so much for including me in your poetry. I feel honored.
It's not long now Dory! Christmas is right around the corner!


Boo said...

that was COOL!!! especially when you include me in it. hehehe.

only 3 days til x'mas in this part of the world.

wet wet licks


Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Hee hee hee,

so that's why some o' the lads are being quiet. They're busy pullin' the sleigh

Thanks for the insight, Dory!

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

wally said...

hi guys,

marvin suggested i stop by to hear some lovely canine poetry. well done!


BLU and Comet said...

We loved your poem. That was very creative and thanks for mentioning us in it.

You didn't mention anything about yellow snow, so I don't really believe that Comet was helping pull the sled. :-)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

ps. We tried posting this a while ago, but blogger ate it.